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Book drive for local teen center

Cindy Oseguera, Stacy Saelee, Laurence Herrmann, Kelly Yuen of the RCHS ‘Interact Club.’

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 8, 2012 —

The River City High School Interact Club is running a book drive for the W.S Collings Teen Center during the month of February.  The club is collecting new and used books for ages 13 to 18. You’re invited to drop off books at First Northern Bank (Harbor Blvd), Starbucks (Jefferson Blvd./Southport), or at the school.

Lowes will provide lumber as well and instruction on building book shelves at the teen center.

The Interact Clubs are sponsored by West Sacramento’s two Rotary clubs.

The RCHS Interact club this year has volunteered for the Sacramento Zoo Ice Cream Safari, the Veterans Day Parade, Eskaton, W.S. Recreation Center Halloween Carnival,  River Cats Winter Wonderland, and has helped WS Rotary/Abie Aware Crab Feed.

from Charyl Silva, Rotary Interact Adviser, and
Brandon Duff, teacher Adviser

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Wrestlers wind up with a win

The Raiders' Uriah Clark pins his El Dorado opponent for a win (photo by DE'ONNA JACK)

River City High School’s wrestling team held its last regular-season home match on Jan. 31, hosting the El Dorado Cougars. River City won, 48-32.

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Raider boys sweep Liberty Ranch

RCHS sophomore Maurice Cordova with the lay-up. Maurice had 9 points in the game. (Photo by DE’ONNA JACK)

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 6, 2012 —

On Friday, the River City High School boys’ basketball squads faced Liberty Ranch Hawks, and River City came away with a win in each division.

Final Scores: Freshmen: 65-56 (W), junior varsity: 56-52 (W), and varsity: 53-47 (W).

High scorers for the River City jayvees were Mike Briscoe with 15 points and Maurice Cordova and Zabi Jon each with 9 points.

RCHS varsity high scorers: Jose Chacon with 20 points and Nico Rocha had 16 points.

The boys basketball teams will be on the road this week and will be home again on February 15. That will be their last  home game of the season, when they will celebrate “senior night” for the graduating players.

The Raider varsity is currently 10-13 overall and 4-5 in league play.

The Raider frosh in action (photo by DE'ONNA JACK)

River City senior Nico Rocha with the jump shot. Count the basket – Nico had 16 points in the game. (Photo by DE’ONNA JACK)

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Raider wrestling season nears end

The Raiders’ Aaron Ringor with “the pin and the win” (Photo by De’ONNA JACK)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

[adrotate group=”9″] On Wednesday, Jan. 25, River City High School Wrestling team held their first home wrestling match vs Union Mine.  River City Lost the match 38-36.Their final home match of the season was scheduled for yesterday against El Dorado, when the team was to celebrate “senior night.”

River City's Bobby Baffico with the pin and win (photo by De'Onna Jack)

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Raider girls fend off league rivals

Kristen Nishimura drives the ball for the River City High freshmen (Photo by De’Onna Jack)

RCHS junior Katie King lines up for the 3-point shot, and makes the hoop.. Katie scored 16 points in the varsity game against El Dorado (photo by De'Onna Jack)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 25, 2012 —

On Friday, Jan. 20, the River City High School girls basketball teams faced the El Dorado Cougars in the Raiders’ home gym.

Leading up to this match, the El Dorado varsity was 5-0 in league play and River City was 4-0 in league play. So the evening’s contest would determine the leader in the division.

The quality of play lived up to the billing, and at halftime, the two teams left the court tied at 16-16.

El Dorado took the lead in the third quarter and was up by as many as five points. But River City rallied back, and with 36.3 seconds left in the third quarter, River City was up 31-28,

El Dorado then scored to trim River City’s lead to one point.

The game would end up being tied again 32-32 at one point in the fourth quarter, but River City began to put on some pressure defense, and held El Dorado to 32 while its offense kept chipping away.

River City would go on to win the game 41-32.

River City now improves to 19-1 overall, 5-0 in league play.

Freshman final score: 43-36 (El Dorado) ; JV – 53-17 (RCHS).
High Scorers: JV; Makaila Robinson – 18pts, Carmen Garcia – 12pts. Varsity: Katie King – 16, Tori Torres – 11. The Girls Basketball team will be home again on Feb. 7 against Union Mine.

Raider sophomore Carmen Garcia in action for the j.v. squad. Carmen had 12 points for the night, behind Makaila Robinson’s 18 Raider points. (Photos by De’Onna Jack)

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Solar array turned on at RCHS campus

Teresa Blackmer, president of the Washington Unified School District’s board of trustees, flips the switch at a new solar array at the district’s high school campus on Dec. 13. Looking on are fellow board member Dave Westin (left, with his daughter) and Superintendent Dayton Gilleland.

 FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 18, 2012 —

The array was built with the help of $8 million in federal bonds, administered by the state and used to finance several energy-efficiency projects in the district. The district expects the solar array to provide most of the school’s electrical needs — with money saved on utility bills essentially going instead to pay off bondholders in 16 years.

The ground-mounted array (all photos courtesy of Heather McGowan, Sounding Board Marketing & Communications, and WUSD)

 

Rows of panels on a southern field at the River City campus

FOR MORE INFORMATION on how the solar array came to be at the River City High School campus, see an earlier News-Ledger article, available here.

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Bustamante turns himself in, denies charges

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 18, 2012 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

Arturo Bustamante, a teacher and football coach on the River City High School campus, turned himself in to the West Sacramento Police Department Friday for arrest, in the company of his attorney. He was booked into jail.

ARTURO BUSTAMANTE: RCHS teacher/coach denies allegations made by several female students

Bustamante, 42, has been charged with a number of misdemeanor and felony charges related to molestation and lewd conduct with minors.

He had been on paid leave from his RCHS duties after a female student alleged in October that Bustamante had “inappropriately touched” her earlier this year.

According to the Yolo County District Attorney’s office, Bustamante now stands accused of  several felony and misdemeanor counts of “lewd and lascivious acts” and “child molestation” involving four students, age about 15-16, during 2010-2011.

“His range of sentence if convicted is probation with up to one year in county jail to 4 years 4 months in prison,” said Jonathan Raven, Chief Deputy District Attorney, in an emailed statement.

Raven declined to discuss the allegations in detail.

The Washington Unified School District reports that Bustamante is now on “compulsory leave of absence pending the outcome of the matter.”

Bustamante voluntarily turned himself after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

FIDEL MARTINEZ, attorney for Bustamante

His attorney, West Sacramento’s Fidel Martinez, told the News-Ledger yesterday he had not yet seen the charged filed against his client.

“He, of course, denies all the charges absolutely,” said Martinez. “I have many emails and letters of support from West Sacramento residents on behalf of Mr. Bustamante. He’s been a teacher for 15 years.”

Martinez said bail has been set at $150,000. Bustamante was still in jail on Tuesday, with arraignment scheduled for that afternoon. Martinez said he would seek to have Bustamante allowed to be released on his own recognizance while awaiting trial.

It’s not the first time Bustamante has faced an accusation of inappropriate conduct. In April, 2010, police received a complaint from a teenage woman who was a guest at his house, accusing him of setting up a video camera in the home for inappropriate purposes.

About that incident, Martinez responded to the News-Ledger:

“The police officers confiscated his computer and his videotapes, and they found absolutely nothing incriminating.”

No charges were filed in that incident.

[adrotate group=”9″]   Arturo Bustamante (“Art,” or “Coach Busta”) is a graduate of River City High. He has been a social studies teacher at the school as well as second-year head coach for football, until he was placed on leave after the allegation was made in October.

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